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TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

Tuition (2020-2021)

Early Childhood                                 $25,910              (12 Month Program)          
Preschool - Jr Kindergarten             $25,600               (September to June)          
Kindergarten - Grade 1                     $26,800              (September to June)          
Grades 2 - 4                                         $28,000              (September to June)          
Grades 5 - 6                                         $29,720              (September to June)          
Grades 7 - 8                                         $30,580              (September to June)          

Are you thinking that a Congressional education may be beyond your reach?

It's more affordable than you think! 

Tuition Also Includes (2020-2021)

  • All teacher requested supplies for students in Kindergarten- 8th grade
  • Field trips (more than 40 a year collectively) in preschool-grade 8 including four overnight excursions in middle school
  • Technology (including 1:1 devices for students in Preschool - Grade 8)
  • Textbooks
  • Athletic (JV and Varsity) team participation and uniforms
  • High school placement services

Not Included in Tuition (2020-2021)

Available to all families Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fee (2.6% of tuition) are listed below for each grade level:

PS - Jr. K                               $665.60

Grades K - 1                        $696.80

Grades 2 - 4                         $728.00

Grades 5 - 6                         $772.72

Grades 7 - 8                         $795.08

Availability of routes is subject to minimum ridership participation. Transportation is available to students in preschool and older.

AM Only              $2,250

PM Only*            $2,750

Round Trip*       $3,250

*The Afternoon Bus departs at 4:40 p.m. and includes one hour of Extended Hours Program

For siblings, there is a 15% discount.

Only middle schoolers (5th-8th grades) with signed parent waivers can be dropped off without a parent present.

Visit our Transportation page for more information and to see the routes available.

Available for students Preschool - Grade 8. The annual fees are listed below:

AM Only (Opens at 7am)       $1,920

PM Only (Closes at 6pm)       $3,910

Both AM and PM                     $5,755

AM Drop In Fee                       $20

PM Drop In Fee                       $35

Visit our Extended Hours page for more information.

Annual Fees are listed below:

PS - Jr. K: Full Lunch                         $1,590

PS - Jr. K: Milk Only                           $142

K - 8: Full Lunch                                 $1,810

K - 8: Gluten-Free Full Lunch          $2,295

K - 8: Milk Only                                   $142

K - 8: Pizza Friday                               $365

Once a student is accepted, a $1000 non-refundable deposit must accompany a signed contract in order for the student to be enrolled. This deposit is credited toward the total outstanding tuition balance. 

A one-time new student registration fee of $500 will be billed with first tuition installment

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

Number of Payments
One Payment August 1 Early Childhood - Grade 8
Two Payments August 1 and January 1 Early Childhood - Grade 8
Ten Payments Monthly: August - May Early Childhood - Grade 8
Twelve Payments Monthly: August - July Early Childhood Only

* The ten and twelve month payment plans are subject to a 2% finance charge.

FINANCIAL AID

Congressional School is pleased to offer need-based financial aid to children enrolled in preschool - 8th grade. 

As a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), we utilize their financial aid platform, School & Student Services (SSS), to objectively determine a family’s ability to contribute to their child(ren)'s educational expenses. After reviewing the recommended grant from SSS, Congressional’s Financial Aid Committee makes the final determination regarding the amount of the financial aid award. School budget constraints may limit the number and size of financial aid awards. Per school policy, need-based financial aid is only available to students in preschool through 8th grade and our maximum award is 80%. All applications are held in strict confidence. In addition, families must re-apply for financial aid on an annual basis through SSS.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, tell us at the beginning of the admission process. We recommend completing the admission application and financial aid application simultaneously.

Applicants must complete the Admission application process to be considered for Financial Aid. To be considered for the first-round of grants, financial aid applications are due on January 17, 2020.

Applications received after this time will be reviewed based on any funds available after the first-round is complete. Second round awards will be offered on a rolling basis until the budget is exhausted.

November 2019       

SSS Financial Aid Application Available Online

January 17, 2020         

Deadline for Financial Aid Applications

February 4, 2020          

Re-Enrollment Contracts and Financial Aid Notification sent to Current Families

March 6, 2020               

Admission & Financial Aid Notification sent to Prospective Families

Applicants should complete the admission process as well as the financial aid process. The deadline for both the admission and financial aid process is on January 17, 2020. Notifications to new families are sent out electronically on March 6, 2020

Please go to sssbynais.org/parents to begin the application process.

Congressional School's SSS code is 4267 and will ensure that the Financial Aid Committee receives your application.

  • Current year estimated tax information
  • Copy of most recent W-2 forms (to be uploaded)
  • Copy of most recent completed tax forms (to be uploaded)

Completed tax forms for current year will be required before a final grant decision is made, as the initial financial aid grant will be estimated until confirmed with your complete future tax information. Please complete your Federal Income Tax Return as early as possible.

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READ OUR PARENT GUIDE: HOW TO FINANCE A PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION

QUESTIONS?

Feel free to reach out to Gretchen Herbst, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, with any questions about financing your education.

  703-533-1064

Click the video above to hear from some of our parents as they talk finances.

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The Congressional Fund

The cost of educating each child at Congressional exceeds the revenue from tuition and fees. Like most independent schools, we rely on parents, alumni, and friends for voluntary support. All parents are encouraged to contribute to The Congressional Fund annual giving program which supplements our operating budget. We encourage and appreciate participation through volunteering, attending, or donating, in other fundraisers during the year, including the annual Gala and Auction in the spring.

Visit the Congressional Fund page for more information.

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To learn more about affording Congressional School and our program or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Laura Day
Admission Associate